Coastal elevation, Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

Tonight, I am focusing on Dunvegan Castle, one of the top visitor attractions on the Isle of Skye which in turn is one of Scotland’s top visitor sites, located off the N.W.coast.

Dunvegan Castle occupies a strategic, coastal position on the N.W.coast of Skye.

The Castle has recently undergone an extensive restoration programme. Historical features of note include:

  • Ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod since 13th century.
  • Square keep (14th c) and Fairy Tower (16th c) suffered from remodelling in the 19th century.
  • Until 18th century only access was via a northern sea gate.
  • Interesting interior appropriate for an ancestral home dating back to the 1270s
  • Due to depleted manpower, the MacLeods did not participate in the Jacobite uprisings of 1689 and 1715.

Facilities at the Castle include:

Dunvegan Castle fits in nicely with a one-day (or longer) circular tour of the Isle of Skye.

Coastal elevation, Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

Entrance elevation at Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

Waterfall at Dunvegan Castle Garden, Skye, Scotland

 

Tour Group at Dunvegan Castle Garden, Skye, Scotland

 

Scottish Highland Garden at Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

Common seals at Dunvegan, Skye, Scotland

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